• Charlotte police work to solve three homicides

    By: Tenikka Smith


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police in Charlotte are appealing for leads in a two week old murder case while working to solve two more homicides from Wednesday.

    Two weeks ago, Rashad Porter's body was found in the middle of Major Street.

    His family said he was gunned down while attending a party at a neighborhood liquor house.

    Delorise Herron was at home nearby and heard the shots.

    "I said Lord have mercy somebody done got shot," Herron said.

    CMPD investigators said although lots of people were around when it happened, no one is talking.

    Thursday, an officer went door to door passing out flyers asking people to call Crime Stoppers with any piece of information they may have.

    They're working to solve Porter's murder while investigating two other deadly shootings from yesterday.

    A man was last at the Dillehay Courts apartments off North Pine Street and another man was killed early Thursday morning on Tillman Road.

    "It put pressure on us to bring closure to the families and get these cases to the DA's office,” Officer Rosalyn Harrington said.

    It's a need for closure Herron understands.  She said her grandson was shot in a separate incident earlier this month.

    He survived but the shooter hasn't been caught.  Thursday night, she's praying for all the families waiting for justice.

    "I'm praying and hoping and trusting they will find the people that done that,” she said.

    Channel 9 told you about a CMPD task force cracking down on violent crime this summer.  The department said the specialized unit is working to help them solve all of the recent homicides.

    Read our past coverage:

    CMPD: Father of 2-year-old gunned down in west Charlotte

    CMPD investigating west Charlotte homicide, victim identified

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